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The Vermont  Mathematics Partnership has received a $600,000 grant from the 
National Science  Foundation to support NSF Teaching Fellows through the Robert 
Noyce Teacher  Scholarship Program. Eleven Vermont teachers from high-need 
schools — schools in  which 40 percent or more of the students qualify for free 
or reduced lunch rates  — will be selected as Noyce Teaching Fellows. They 
will complete a master's  degree at the University of Vermont through the Vermont 
Mathematics  Initiative beginning in the summer of 2009.  
Each  participating teacher will receive full program tuition and fees in all 
three  years of the master's program, along with a stipend of $10,000 per 
year in years  2 and 3. In return, teachers will agree to teach mathematics in a 
high need  elementary or middle school in Vermont throughout their 
participation in  program activities. The goal of the program is to build a cadre of 
teacher  leaders in mathematics in high-need Vermont schools.  
The Vermont  Mathematics Initiative (VMI), directed by Kenneth Gross, 
professor of  mathematics, has received national recognition as an outstanding 
professional  development program for elementary and middle level teachers. _Visit 
VMI's  website_ (http://www.uvm.edu/~vmi/) 3 for more information about the 
program.   
The Vermont  Mathematics Partnership (VMP), now in its seventh year, is 
funded by the  National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Education. 
VMP is part of  a national effort to enhance teaching and learning of science, 
technology,  engineering and mathematics through partnership between K-12 
school systems,  higher education, state departments of education, and the business 
community.  Kenneth Gross is principal investigator on the VMP grant.   
For further  information regarding the Vermont Mathematics Partnership Noyce 
Teacher  Scholarship Program, contact Douglas Harris, executive director of 
The Vermont  Institutes and VMP project director, at [log in to unmask] 
(http://mailto:[log in to unmask])    
Stephanie  Ratmeyer 
The Vermont  Institutes 
Vermont Mathematics  Partnership 
802-828-1302
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